Available during the Rum Day event in 2016 (Aug 16th - Sep 20th).
|Ships:||Sailing ( 1)|
|1||Well met, sailor!|
You must be new in the Caribbean waters. I can see it on your pale looks. Prepare some chairs for me and my men and let's have a talk on your ship.
|2||Enjoying free time|
As you might have noticed, I am not from here either. My name is Edward Vernon, captain in His Majesty's Royal Navy. Currently I am out fishing. Care to join me?
|3||Rivals on the sea|
It's not long that I have been appointed the Commodore of Jamaica. Lots of work here with the Spanish prowling the seas. Sometimes only weapons can keep them at bay.
|4||On to Jamaica!|
Come with me to Kingston. You can replenish your supplies and stock up on rum. We also use it for the rum ration on our ships. Just prepare some crates for the goods.
|5||Clear up the space|
If you have still some stone ballast in your ship you should discard it here. Clear up the cargo hold so you have enough free space for the goods you purchase in Jamaica.
|6||Looking for supplier|
You might have wondered why have I approached you. Hereabouts it's just the Spanish and pirates and I need a reliable supplier. I would also like to know your crew.
|7||Magin, the merchant|
There is a good merchant on Cuba. However, Cuba belongs to the Spanish so I can no longer trade with him. But you should go and see what he has to offer.
|8||Fish with lemon dip|
Magin is an able merchant with good wares. Stop by him from time to time. Now that you have brought the lemons from him we should make use of them and fry some fish.
We have still some leftover lemons. I will give you a good advice. Pack them into casks and keep them during long voyages. It does wonders to keep your crew healthy.
I am still trying to get settled here in Jamaica. The construction of my residence is underway. If you could help, I am sure it would be finished much faster.
|11||No time to rest|
The Spanish won't let us rest. They caught captain Jenkins and cut his ear off. The Royal navy won't suffer such an insult! Restock the munition and let's go!
|12||Can't find them|
Could you send some men to help prepare my ships? The news was unexpected and half my crew is still dawdling somewhere in the city. They will get into trouble for this.
|13||Set the course|
We sail for the coast of Panama. They are holding captain Jenkins there. In the hurry I forgot to prepare provisions. Take care of it. The men need to eat even in battle.
|14||Leave this to us|
The Spanish flag is clear on the ships before us. Men, prepare for battle! You better keep your distance until this is finished. A naval battle is a dangerous business.
|15||Splice the mainbrace|
We won! That will teach them cutting off any part of a British citizen's body. Get us some barrels of rum and give the men an extra tot. They earned it.
I am all for giving out the rum ration but after our last victory the crew got quite rowdy. Anyway, let's concentrate now on repairing the ships. We need nails and tools.
|17||Bring some ballast|
We have used a lot of munition to win this battle. We will need some ship ballast for the way back to Jamaica. I would be anxious to sail with such an empty ship.
|18||Gather the garrison|
I need to leave a few men in Panama so the Spanish won't be able to reclaim it without resistance. But I can't leave here as many as I would like to.
I decided I'll adjust the rum ration on my ships. If we dilute the rum with water the men will not get drunk so fast. Let's add some lemon juice too for a better taste.
We should make a surprise attack on Cuba while the Spanish don't suspect anything. Let's quickly resupply in Kingston. You take care of the food.
The diluted rum or grog became popular among my crew. They are using my nickname, Old Grog. Now that the crew is sober they will repair the ships in no time.
We are almost ready for the new campaign in Cuba. We just need more cutlasses and pistols. Some have gotten over board in the battle at Panama.
We don't have enough ships to perform a direct attack on Santiago de Cuba. We will have to blockade the port. Meanwhile you try to infiltrate the city as a stone merchant.
|24||Let's have a talk|
A merchant ship is closing in. Her captain could persuade the governor to surrender. Let's have a talk with him and greet him with a glass of grog with fresh lemon juice.
Facundo, the Cuban merchant seems like a reasonable man. I have sent him on with a message for the governor of the city. Send a few of your men with him in disguise.
|26||Try it out!|
Seems the governor won't take up my gracious offer. Facundo left me some of his rum. Let's try it with our dinner tonight. It tastes better than our liquor.
|27||Time to admit defeat|
The governor called the Spanish navy for help. When I see the size of their fleet it's clear we stand little chance in winning this. Let's weigh the anchor and leave.
I have a feeling that after my last unsuccessful campaign I will be called back home soon. I would, at least, present my fleet in the best condition possible.
There are still some victories I would like to be remembered by when I leave. A respectable statue in the town would serve this purpose.
The message from London came in this morning. Back to the rainy weather of the British isles it is. Let me enjoy the perfect taste of ripe lemons once more before I leave.